Indiana: Sixty-four percent of voters do not support constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Indiana: Sixty-four percent of voters do not support constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

By a margin of 2-1, folks in Indiana are not down with writing anti-gay discrimination into their state constitution.

From the Journal Gazette:

By 64 percent to 36 percent, voters say amending the Indiana Constitution is not the right way to deal with same sex marriage. A slight plurality – 46 percent to 43 percent – oppose the amendment.

For comparison, an April 2013 statewide survey by the same polling company showed voters were similarly divided, but with 46 percent in support.

“The message from these results is clear: Hoosiers overwhelmingly support some legal recognition for same-sex couples, and they oppose amending the Indiana Constitution to address the issue of same-sex marriage and rights,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Megan Robertson.

The proposed ban must be approved for a second time in the current legislative session before going before the voters in 2014.

The statewide survey of 800 registered voters in Indiana was conducted by Bellwether Research for Freedom Indiana.  Bellwether is run by Republican pollster Christine Matthews.